Headquartered in Chester County, Pennsylvania, Cardinal Studios is a team of multimedia production professionals with end-to-end agency capabilities. This means we bring a very high level of professional technical and production experience to a project, coupled with the ability to strategically guide and consult beyond just the creative elements.
We can execute even the most challenging and complex creative projects quickly, affordably, and ensure you have a great experience and superb final result.
Our Leadership Team
Chris Cope, Founder/Creative Director
Chris has worked for 20 years in marketing, branding, and as a creative director, having produced and directed dozens of educational and promotional video resources and award-winning creative content.
After a successful career in publishing, he founded Cardinal in 2016 to create powerful media that helps conservative and faith-based organizations connect with their constituents and further their missions.
He is married to his beautiful wife, Jennifer for almost 20 years, and they're the proud parents of five amazing children.
Chris Michalski, Strategy/Business Development
Chris has over 30 years experience as a senior executive and business owner, navigating complex for-profit and nonprofit organizational challenges across multiple sectors.
He holds advanced degrees in marketing and business management.
Chris and his wife live in Chester County, PA and have five beautiful children.
Mike Fontecchio, Operations/Logistics
Mike has over 20+ years experience in corporate operations, publishing, and digital distribution management.
He and his wife live in Pennsylvania and have six beautiful children.
John Manidis, Senior Producer
John holds a degree in film production and is an expert in all aspects of video, film editing, and digital media distribution.
He and his wife live in Pennsylvania and have two beautiful children.
Philip Braun III, Cinematographer
Philip has been Director and lead Cinematographer on multiple nationally-acclaimed and award-winning productions, documentaries, and short films.
He resides in New Orleans.